I am starting this thread because I want to get an idea of what others think, so your feedback
would be welcomed. For a while now I have been bothered by how the review team reviews new
AE Pojects and their method. First I will say they don’t have an easy job to do and I praise them for their hard work but I do have to question how they are going about it. I have been seeing for a while now way to many Good AE projects being Hard Rejected that I feel SHOULD NOT be rejected.
To often when a Potential Author gets a hard Rejected they get greeted with the review teams favorite automated e-mail:
Rejection E-mail: “Unfortunately your submission isn’t ready for VideoHive and cannot be resubmitted as it did not meet our minimum requirements for quality and/or Envato Market policies. In order for submissions to be considered for sale they must be of high aesthetic and technical quality, unique to our library and cannot be in violation of Envato’s policies. Please see our Knowledgebase for more information”
To me this type of e-mail is 1. a slap in the face, 2. it really means nothing and does nothing for
the author. I feel that the review team needs to take more responsibility when they hard reject a project and give some explanation as to why and what is wrong, they don’t have to list everything just give the main big reason so that the author can either fix it or move on to another project Just the word " cannot be resubmitted as it did not meet our minimum requirements" is in some way telling the potential author that their project is no good and they have no clue as to what the problem if any may be. AE Projects are becoming more and more popular in the field of film making and there should be room for the most complex projects to the most simple project, it seems that the review team seems to just want the most complex and visual and nothing simple and believe me there are many whollld not be far fetched to say that some of them maybe just selecting a bunch of projects and just sending out Hard Rejections with out even looking at them just to clear the back log, and it would be easy for them to do that because they are not required to tell the author what was wrong just send out the usual automated rejection, at least with them having to give a reason or two and an explanation it insure that a project was actually reviewed. I also feel that they get to criticle and technical for what they want and they make it very hard for potential authors to sell their projects. Turning away an author is turning away money for Videohive as they get a percentage. There needs to be a better balance on Videohive and their should be room for All projects great and small to the very simplest. They could create another section here for those types of projects, it will make them an even bigger site for people to come to to buy. I have seen on other sites I can’t mention by name that sell pretty much Envato does authors that ones came here and were rejected to many times before the said screw it and went elsewhere and let me tell you they have certainly voiced their dissatisfaction with Videohive their in other forums and they are selling their projects that were rejected here on other notable places and their sales are very good, which means their is a market for those projects, people are buying them. If videohive does not lighten up with their reviews of projects these other places are going to be the top places to go and videohive will become the least place. I am an editor and I do a lot of promo work for the CW Network, a lot of my work has been on TV I have been doing it for a long time and I know what is visually effective, what works and does not work, I have seen to many good stuff in item discussion that were good enough to sell and yet the Videohive reviewers rejected them… They really need to give some better feedback on all rejections not just the soft rejection, they need to tell the author what they found to be wrong.
Thanks for reading.